Golfers Finish First Round in N.M.
October 16, 2006

NORMAN, Okla.-- The University of Oklahoma women's golf team stands in 15th place after 18 holes of play at Price's
"Give 'Em Five Fund"/ New Mexico State Invitational. The Sooners shot a 317 (+29) at the New Mexico State University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M., 21 strokes behind first-place San Jose State.

Senior Megan Goodwin led the Oklahoma with a 77 (+5), good for 26th place. Goodwin trails first-place Lehua Wise of New Mexico State by five strokes.

"We are disappointed with our performance today and really know that tomorrow is a critical day in our standings," OU head coach Carol Ludvigson said. "We learned from today but we are ready to get started tomorrow. The girls are hungry to begin well and keep the momentum during all 18 holes."

Junior Kelly Jacques and sophomore Kendall Dye are tied for 49th place after each shot a first-round 79 (+7). Senior Jaclyn Stelzer carded an 82 (+10) and stands in 70th place while sophomore Staci Smoot is 11-over par with an 83. Smoot is tied for 73rd place.

Oklahoma is one of six Big 12 schools competing in New Mexico this week. Missouri (fourth), Kansas State (eighth), Baylor (ninth), Colorado and Kansas (both 12th) are all a part of the 17-team field.

Second-round action at the par-72, 6,319-yard layout will begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

Team Standings
1. San Jose State 296 (+8)
2. Boise State 299 (+11)
3. Hawaii 301 (+13)
4. Missouri 302 (+14)
5. New Mexico State 304 (+16)
6. Indiana 307 (+19)
7. Idaho 309 (+21)
8. Kansas State 310 (+22)
T9. Baylor 311 (+23)
      Nevada 311 (+23)
      Colorado State 311 (+23)
T12. Colorado 313 (+25)
       Kansas 313 (+25)
14. UTEP 316 (+28)
15. Oklahoma 317 (+29)
16. UC Davis 318 (+30)
17. Gonzaga 324 (+36)

Individual Standings
T1. Lehua Wise (New Mexico State) 72 (E)
      Jenelle Gomez (San Jose State) 72 (E)
      Cristina Corpus (San Jose State) 72 (E)
      Ellen Hoeper (Missouri) 72 (E)

OU Individual Standings
T26. Megan Goodwin 77 (+5)
T49. Kelly Jacques 79 (+7)
        Kendall Dye 79 (+7)
T70. Jaclyn Stelzer 82 (+10)
T73. Staci Smoot 83 (+11)

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